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tv   Campaign 2020 Sen. Michael Bennet in Concord NH  CSPAN  February 12, 2020 1:42am-1:58am EST

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anywhere. [cheering] we will be back soon. in the meantime, thank you all. god bless theand united states of america. thank you so much. ♪ >> colorado senator michael
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bennett ended his presidential campaign and new hampshire. here are his remarks. [cheering] sen. bennet: hello, everybody. hello, new hampshire. thank you all for being here tonight and for what you have done for this campaign. i want to start by thanking susan and the girls for their unbelievable support. for the sacrifices they have made over the last 11 years. i would like to thank my campaign staff, who ran through walls all across the country. [applause]
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many of themver as as some of the other campaigns. but they were a mighty force to be reckoned with. i also want to thank my senate staff for their incredible work and leadership over the last few months. there are so many people i will think in the coming days. wanted to mention my predecessor, gary hart. he has nothing with a source of inspiration. my friend and mentor. he knocked on doors for me. my pal james carville. i did not even know him when he endorsed me. i don't think anybody will ever be able to forget his contributions to this campaign.
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i would like to thank everybody here tonight. we deeply appreciate it. we would have been lost without them. because of their friendship and leadership and efforts, we were able to introduce ourselves to the state of new hampshire. i can't tell you how much we appreciate it. we have made some lifelong friends. speaking of their hampshire, i love you. i do. whether you knew it or not, we were having a great time together. [laughter] again howr and over
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much like colorado new hampshire is. this is a complicated political state. a swing state filled with thoughtful people who take incredibly seriously their responsibilities. so seriously that they were less decided today than they were six weeks ago. they decided tonight. tonight will not be our night. you may see me once again. thank you. [cheering] i appreciate the fact that you gave me a chance. and you are giving all of the other candidates a chance.
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i wish all the candidates well who are going beyond new hampshire. i think it is fitting for us to end the campaign tonight. i want to remind you of why i got in this race and stayed in this race and why we have to stay in this fight. igot in this race because love our country. i love america. i love the idea of democracy. make sure that our generation passes this democracy intact. if not in better shape. tonight, as we stand here, we cannot say we are in very good shape. our democracy is at risk. the ability for people to work hard and live a middle-class life in this country is at risk. the opportunity for the kids and students that i used to work for in the denver public schools and kids just like them all across this country, the opportunity for the parents to get about a cup -- poverty is risk.
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the rest of the world desperately needs our leadership. risk from is at climate change. these are huge issues that we have to confront. i am really proud that together in the course of this campaign, we developed an agenda called the real deal that i think is the most coherent approach to addressing these issues that we have seen out of any of the campaigns. [cheering] i look forward to carrying that out of new hampshire and carrying that into the future. was written by a team of people who have been working hard to represent a swing state in this country. america, fromn
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the top of the ticket to the bottom of the takei, can run on that agenda. thank you. it is an agenda that can get us to the white house. as james carville would say, 55 seats in the senate. [cheering] that is an agenda that is worth fighting for. i feel nothing but joy tonight. as we conclude this particular campaign. and this particular chapter. absolutely everything i can do as one human being to make sure that donald trump is a one term president >. [cheering] i will support the nominee of my party no matter who it is. to make sure we defeats donald
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trump. we cannot stop there. allacross the state and across the country, it is not just about who is in the white house. majority of the senate. i will campaign all across the country to make sure we win that in the united states senate. [cheering] i want to finish by saying what i have said to college kids in the state. 20 or 30 years ago, when people look back at this moment, and they consider the facts that sometime between now and then we had the money out of our politics and we put people back in our politics, we began the rediscoveringk of
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how to make the economy rise for everyone. not just for the people at the very top. we were liberating kids from their circumstances. when we look back and see how that happened, people will look back at this moment and there will be some college campus somewhere where they decided that every single person on the campus eligible to vote would cast their vote. universities all across the country like that that and saw a could be done. they had set a new standard for what it meant to be a citizen in this republic. to votecountry starts at 70% instead of 50%, there is no issue we will not be able to
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address together. i want you to be optimistic tonight. [cheering] this is in our hands. as james baldwin wrote during the height of the civil rights movement, this is in our hands. we have no right to assume otherwise. thank you for everything. [cheering] [applause]
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[applause] sen. bennet: i have one other
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piece of unrelated business in the senate. you come out and make a speech about one thing. you are too lazy to go back to your office. what you say to the presiding officer, i would like my next remark to appear on record as if they were given independent of the remarks that already came. [cheering] sen. bennet: all of you probably know these guys.
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the people in new hampshire definitely know these guys. they have had the misfortune of spending the last year in their lives and in automobile with me. if you want to hear some stories, you can. what we always knew about this night is their birthdays. [applause] i thought it would be appropriate by saying to them. ♪ [cheering] partyennet: let's have a
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and see what the results are going to be. >> vermont senator bernie sanders took the top spot in the new hampshire primary, with pete buttigieg and amy klobuchar rounding out the top stay up on the primaries from new hampshire and keep up with the candidates on a camping 2020 c-span.org/campaign2020 . journal" is live
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every day with news and policy issues that impact you. coming up wednesday morning, a discussion about president pomp's 2020 budget with a litico reporter. and we talk about election security. watch "washington journal" wednesday morning. be sure to watch washington journal next week as we explore washington, d.c. area museums, highlighting exhibits and exporting the american story. live wednesday, the house returns at 10:00 a.m. for general speeches, and at noon for a bill. then, the senate continues work on judicial nominations and a war powers nomination that would limit u.s. military action against iran.
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on c-span3, hearings on the president's fiscal 2020 proposal. the house looks of the budget, and then at 1:00 we join the senate finance committee. >> vermont senator bernie sanders declared victory and thanked supporters for his win in the new hampshire primary. he spoke from manchester. [cheering] ♪

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